2 Misunderstandings of Meditation
I receive more and more requests from clients to explore meditation as a way to help them cope in these times of overwhelming social unrest, political polarization and a once in a century pandemic.
The two most common questions people ask me are:
I often shock people when I say, “Meditation is not about quieting your mind. A busy mind is not an obstacle to meditation! Nor is it something you can do. It is something you are already doing!”
These two statements have helped hundreds of my students and clients take their experience and understandings of meditations to a completely new level.
Being free of these two expectations of discovering a quiet mind and somehow forcing yourself to meditate creates a wide open space to follow the three “hows” or principles I offer. The three principles below help you fall back into the part of you that is already meditating.
In a day and age where it has become harder to slow down, reflect and relax practicing meditation can help you. You do have time. you have time to watch Netflix, spend time on Facebook and drink red wine. The time is available for meditation. It's just not a priority.
Once you start to spend time on regular meditation the benefits start to reveal themselves. Scientific studies show that meditation positively impacts the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response), can lower blood pressure and help mental focus.
I have even designed a ten second meditation to help those convinced they cannot find time to slow down, relax and introspect.
If you’d like more experience and practice meditating you can
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